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The profile of chronic liver disease has changed due to obesity trends and advances in the treatment of hepatitis C.
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic liver disease resulting from the destruction of the bile ducts in the liver.
A quick overview of our reporting on the 53rd International Liver Congress in Vienna
Among those with primary biliary cholangitis, the investigational drug reduced alkaline phosphatase levels.
In a small ongoing study, the treatment showed an anti-cholestatic effect.
Researchers sought to deduce what drives these symptoms by comparing people with hep C with those who have other liver diseases.
The risk for death from cirrhosis itself is particularly high.
The FDA has approved Intercept Pharmaceuticals’ Ocaliva to treat primary biliary cholangitis, previously known as primary biliary cirrhosis.
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